Telestream Unveils Wirecast Live Webcasting Software Features at NAB Show

Telestream, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced key partner integrations and new features for its Wirecast live webcasting software. Wirecast and Wirecast Pro provide live switching, production and streaming capabilities that allow anyone to easily create real-time or on-demand video broadcasts for the web. Wirecast 4.1 enables users to broadcast live interviews with remote speakers and guests with Wirecast Desktop Presenter, which now adds audio to existing video support. Partner integrations with LiveU for its video-over-cellular transmission backpack; Teradek Cube to stream HD video over WiFi; Matrox Multi-Ingest to enable four simultaneous HD-SDI inputs; and Viewcast Osprey capture cards provide greater flexibility in professional, live broadcast environments.

Version 4.1 integrates audio with video in Wirecast Desktop Presenter to provide support for Skype or any chat client. When combined with Wirecast’s ability to display multiple camera feeds on a single screen, this allows users to see and hear multiple speakers or guests for news or video talk show programs. Users can broadcast the desktop of any computer connected to the network during webcasts with Wirecast Desktop Presenter, which is particularly useful for video gaming, training webcasts, and product demonstrations.

Wirecast is a live video switching, production and streaming tool that can be installed on a laptop to broadcast live events and create professional webcasts from any location with only a computer and an Internet connection. Users can stream multiple live cameras while dynamically mixing in other media such as prerecorded video, images and sounds. Advanced production capabilities include 3D graphics, transitions and built-in titles which merge seamlessly with Wirecast’s layering system, allowing users to easily create live and on-demand broadcasts for the web. When ready to go live, broadcasts can be streamed directly to live broadcasting websites using Flash, QuickTime or Windows Media.

Availability
Wirecast and Wirecast Pro 4.1 will be available as free upgrades in Q2 2011. Wirecast 4.1 is priced at $449 and Wirecast Pro at $995. These products are available for a free trial and online purchase at www.telestream.net. They are also available for purchase through a network of Telestream resellers and affiliates.

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